The form design of the Datacatcher: A research prototype

Andy Boucher*

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Abstract

This pictorial exposes aspects of the decision-making process during the form design of a research prototype called the Datacatcher: a mobile electronic device that receives a continuous stream of location-based sociopolitical messages. Manifesting a physical device generated a myriad of demands on top of our research agenda that included issues with both technology and manufacturing. This pictorial will demonstrate how research through design has to tackle issues beyond core research questions in creating research devices, and suggest that because such seemingly irrelevant concerns are crucial for how research questions are embodied, those concerns themselves become integral to the research.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDIS 2016 - Proceedings of the 2016 ACM Conference on Designing Interactive Systems
Subtitle of host publicationFuse
Place of PublicationNew York, NY, United States
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery, Inc
Pages595-606
Number of pages12
ISBN (Electronic)9781450340311
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 4 Jun 2016
Externally publishedYes
Event11th ACM SIGCHI Conference on Designing Interactive Systems, DIS 2016 - Brisbane, Australia
Duration: 4 Jun 20168 Jun 2016

Publication series

NameDIS 2016 - Proceedings of the 2016 ACM Conference on Designing Interactive Systems: Fuse

Conference

Conference11th ACM SIGCHI Conference on Designing Interactive Systems, DIS 2016
Country/TerritoryAustralia
CityBrisbane
Period4/06/168/06/16

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